All Aboard for Safety in Halifax! - VIA Station holds safety-themed open house, May 5

    HALIFAX, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ - For a second consecutive year, VIA Rail
Canada is pleased to welcome school groups, families, and rail fans alike to
an open house event in its Halifax Station. The theme of the event is rail
    VIA's Halifax Station will be open to the public on May 5 from 9:00 am to
3:00 pm. VIA employees will offer tours of the station and VIA's train
equipment. The station will also play host to a full gamut of local emergency
services and other organizations with an interest in safety.
    Visitors will have an opportunity to visit a train, chat with safety
experts and rail enthusiasts, view model train displays (H.O. & Z. gauge
lay-outs), listen to presentations by Operation Lifesaver, learn about the
history of the Nova Scotia Railway and much more. Entries in the Rail Safety
poster contest by area school children will also be on display.
    All activities are free of charge and open to the public. ALL ABOARD FOR
SAFETY was organized by the VIA Halifax team in conjunction with the following
participating organizations:

    Operation Lifesaver (rail safety)
    Kids Help Phone
    HRM Police
    Child Find Nova Scotia
    Kidz Talk Magazine
    EMS (ambulance)
    Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society
    Trecothic Creek & Windsor Railway

    Where:     VIA Station, 1161 Hollis St., Halifax, NS
    When:      Tuesday, May 5 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Info:      Sheila Duffy 902 494-7901 or Nancy Risser 902 494-7932

For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Sheila Duffy, (902) 494-7901;
Ashley Doyle, (416) 956-7613

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